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I purchased an i7 970 to replace my i7 930 and when i swapped the processors, everything booted but i found out that the bios was only detecting 4gb of ram rather than 6gb. i swapped ram chips and tried each slot individually and it seems that all my ram works fine but 4 of the 6 slots dont seem to detect the ram. i wanted to know if it was my processor or could it be my motherboard? not sure which on to rma.
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make sure your contacts are clean and straight.

also make sure the cpu is centered in the socket, take it out, where are the pins hitting? it can be hard to do when the case it upright.


also, make sure your heatsink isn't torqued down to hell.

if have a screw bracket, try backing off your heatsink by a turn or two...
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